Muslim Girl declares this, too, is what a feminist looks like
Muslim girls and women have nuanced opinions about everything from sex to style to politics — despite what one-dimensional stereotypes would have you believe.
Since 2009, Amani Al-Khatahtbeh has been challenging assumptions about Muslim women and inviting her peers to speak for themselves through her growing website, Muslim Girl. The online hub caters to progressive, millennial Muslim women.
Today Al-Khatahtbeh joins guest host Jelena Adzic to discuss the community behind the site, the praise and criticism she's seen over the years, and why she doesn't want yet another generation of girls growing up against the backdrop of Islamophobia.
"We're just sick of it," says Al-Khatahtbeh, who says she was severely bullied growing up. "We're the girls that grew up through 9/11 ... you can imagine how unsettling that is."
5 introductory Muslim Girl articles
For those new to the site, here are five posts that showcase the spectrum of topics they cover. Already a reader? Share your favourite story in the comments below.
1. 10 ways to wear a scarf
2. This is what it's like as a Muslim woman in post-Brexit Britain
3. It's time we embraced our #BlackMuslimGirlMagic
4. 7 modest fashion trends to keep you stylish for summer
5. These 4 Muslim women have changed the face of American politics